|First posted 3/29/2012; updated 8/5/2020.|
The Top 100 Albums
Billboard magazine has long been the leading authority in the music industry when it comes to charting music. They provide a means of gauging quantifiable success of music. The DMDB has aggregated seven different Billboard lists (details at the bottom of the page) which measure the best albums of all time based on various factors such as weeks on the chart, weeks at #1, and sales.
Also, check out annual picks for album of the year.
1. Michael Jackson Thriller (1982)
11. Prince & the Revolution Purple Rain (soundtrack, 1984)
21. Garth Brooks Ropin’ the Wind (1991)
31. Lionel Richie Can’t Slow Down (1983)
41. Shania Twain Come on Over (1997)
51. Taylor Swift Fearless (2008)
61. Elton John Greatest Hits (compilation: 1970-74)
71. Hair (cast album, 1967)
81. The Beatles Meet the Beatles! (1964)
91. Kenny G Breathless (1992)
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